“The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness… teachers of good things; that they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.”
“Ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that… while they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear. Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; but let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.”
1 Pet. 3:1-4
Alexander, Archibald – Counsels to Christian Mothers, no date or source info, 27 paragraphs
The Creation of Woman, no date, 9 pages
Kayser, Phillip – Aids to Beautification, 1983, 9 pages
Kayser shows that adorning ourselves for the purpose of beauty, while it can be abused, is good, intended of God and Biblical. The short article has specific regard to Jewelry, Cosmetics and Perfume.
Miller, Samuel – The Appropriate Duty and Ornament of the Female Sex, Acts 9:36-41, 1808, p. 249